Wag Wednesday: Paul Guzman & Stu

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Since starting the blog, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers.

That’s why we launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets. Know someone who wants to be featured? Email us at bark@miamifoodpug.com.

This week, we’re featuring Paul Guzman, Manager of Beaker & Gray, and his American Bulldog Mix, Stu. Read more

Making Pasta with Proof’s Executive Chef Justin Flit

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In case you don’t know, Proof Pizza & Pasta is one of our favorite restaurants. When you have pizza and pasta in your name, those items better be good. And indeed, Executive Chef/Owner Justin Flit, Chef Malcolm Prude and the Proof team make some of the best in town.

Yesterday, it was our turn to be the chefs at the Midtown Miami restaurant. The eatery closed for the night and gave guests the opportunity to try their skills at cutting different pasta shapes, including tortellini and tagliatelle. Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts of Making Pesto

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Last week, we got a lesson in making one of our favorite pasta sauces: the almighty pesto. Thanks to Riviera Focacceria Italiana in Midtown, we now know what it takes to create this delicious basil-y goodness. It took us a lot of trial and error (emphasis on error), though.

While it may seem simple — just mix basil, pine nuts, olive oil and cheese with a mortar and pestle — there’s a little more to do it than that. Here’s what we learned.

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Apeiro: A Taste of the Mediterranean in Midtown

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When we heard that Apeiro was opening in Midtown Miami, we were ecstatic. We had heard amazing things about the one in Delray Beach, and we were very much looking forward to trying out their progressive Mediterranean cuisine closer to home. The time finally came for Apeiro to open, and our first visit was… meh.

The service was off, the food was off and the experience was nothing like the awesomeness we had read in the Yelp reviews of the Delray outpost. We swore we’d never go back.

Well, that boycott was short lived. A media invitation showed up in our inbox, and we decided to give the place another chance. Big changes occurred since our visit last year — including a new chef — and we’re happy to report we’re on great terms with Apeiro Midtown Miami 2.0.

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